Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Don't you wish you had one of these?

I know you are jealous. If you really want to borrow it, email me and we'll see if it can be arranged :) I was cleaning out my closet yesterday and ran across this shirt. It is from the first trip Kelly and I took "together" when we first started dating ("going together" was the actual term--we weren't old enough to "date"). We went on a church youth group spring break trip to Panama City when we were 14. I bet this shirt looked great with the HUGE hair I had at the time. We had started dating a couple of months before, so this shirt is from the early days.

The shirt was one of a couple of things lately that have called my attention to the fact that Kelly and I have been together for a LONG time (17 years together, almost 10 married). We were at church on Sunday and a couple introduced us to their 14 year old daughter. As we were sitting in the service, she was in front of us and I started thinking--you know, that's how old Kelly and I were when we started dating!!! She is so young, and now we are so old :)

For those of you who don't know, we started dating as freshmen in high school. We went to college together (go Dawgs!), got married, Kelly went to medical school and through a surgery residency--and 17 years later we made it to the "real world"--with two kids and lots of school debt! Life hasn't always been easy or perfect but we've always been each other's best friend.

Here's to us, Kelly! God is good!


JMom said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I hope you put it away somewhere safe. R & I got a good giggle out if it. (And what a sweet post!) Hope the weekend wasn't too bad!

Libby said...

WOW!!! That was a long time ago. Back when Kelly wore one of the shoulders of his overalls undone and you had ENORMOUS hair. Not to mention I was 10 and hadn't even gone through puberty yet. HAHA! Love you both.

Karen said...

That is funny--my husband and I met on a church trip to Panama City in 1989! LOL! Your girls are so cute!